Church of Kopimism recognized in Sweden

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The BBC reports:

Sweden has formally recognized the Church of Kopimism whose central tenet is the right to file-share.

The church claims that "kopyacting" - sharing information through copying - is akin to a religious service.

The church holds CTRL+C and CTRL+V (shortcuts for copy and paste) as sacred symbols.

It was founded by 19-year-old philosophy student and leader Isak Gerson. He hopes that file-sharing will now be given religious protection.

Despite the new-found interest in the organization, experts said religious status for file-sharing would have little effect on the global crackdown on piracy.

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